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Tech World Feb 2017

Tech World: Ford’s $1bn for driverless cars, Klarna buys BillPay for £60m and more
posted on February 22, 2017

Welcome to Tech World, your quick round up of the top technology news from across the globe. This month, we have Ford’s $1bn investment in driverless cars, Klarna’s £60m acquisition of BillPay, the arrest of Samsung’s vice chairman and more. For this episode’s hot topic interview, we spoke with Adrian Baschnonga from EY about smart home tech. First though, here are your top international stories.

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PropTech startup Cocoon appoints former Tesco CCO as chairman
posted on February 2, 2017

Robin Terrell, former CCO at Tesco and MD of Amazon UK and John Lewis Direct, has joined smart home security startup Cocoon as chairman.

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The smart home revolution: Will it ever happen?
posted on January 6, 2017

A smart home that gives you what you want, when you want. It sounds great, but will it ever become a reality? Emily Spaven explores.

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InsurTech startup Neos raises over £1m in Seed funding
posted on October 18, 2016

Neos, a connected home insurance service, has raised over £1m in Seed funding from investors including InsurTech fund Eos Venture Partners.

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WiseSec launches mobile solution for smart home connectivity
posted on March 12, 2015

Israeli startup WiseSec has launched bluetooth beacons the size of a pound coin that will enable users to control all of their infrared household devices from their smartphone. TVs, DVD players and any other remote-controlled appliances are all now universally compatible using the WiseSec platform. The system works from within 20 metres of the home…

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Apple is building a new iBeacon-powered device
posted on July 14, 2014

Heads up, iBeacon developers: Apple is gearing up to launch a new product that will utilize its location-aware iBeacon technology, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission. Apple’s iBeacon technology has recently made waves in the retail industry. The system enables apps to pin-point exactly where a user is located in relation to an iBeacon…

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